Hi everyone, my name is Anita. I wanted to get everyone's opinion and/or their story about being diagnosed with celiac. I told someone recently that if being celiac were a crime, I could be put away by circumstantial evidence!
To start with, I have had Hashimoto's thyroiditis since I was a teenager when a doctor discovered a goiter on my neck. As I'm sure you guys are aware a definite connection between the two diseases has been noted.
In 1997 I had my gallbladder removed due to pain, however they couldn't see any stones (they told me they were probably too small to be seen).
My two sons have autism, one more severely than the other and one of my daughters has adhd.
My younger sister has bad reactionary food allergies (sores in her mouth) and was recently diagnosed with hashimoto's too.
My mother had allergies and my dad had asthma.
I know not all of these things have been proven (with the exception of thyroid), but as I've often heard, "if there's smoke, there's fire," so I really want to investigate this
My last thyroid bloodwork (ordered by my primary care physician) came back normal even though I'm still feeling symptomatic - tired, extremely hungry, light headed, brain fog, etc.
So, when I get back from vacation next week I plan to schedule an appointment with an endocrinologist and see if he will test me for celiac along with a complete thyroid panel.
What do you guys think - am I barking up the wrong tree? I don't want to try GF until getting bloodwork, but I CRAVE bread (always have) like nothing else. I used to eat an entire loaf myself when I was a teenager.
Edited by: CALAMITYJANE44 at: 7/10/2012 (20:59)
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